Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have this afternoon released a statement across the club’s social media accounts, ruling out the departure of striker Robert Lewandowski.
Prolific hitman Lewandowski is regarded by many as being one of, if not the finest centre-forward in world football, backed by his incredible tally of 100 goals in 121 Bundesliga outings since joining Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.
Lewandowksi’s goalscoring exploits are not confined to the German top-flight, though, with the 29-year-old also prolific in the Champions League, and having found the net on 51 occasions in 91 appearances for the Polish national team.
To this point in the current campaign, ‘Lewy’ has notched 35 goals in 38 outings for Bayern.
Unsurprisingly, Lewandowski’s sensational exploits at the Allianz Arena have seen the former Lech Poznan man linked with moves to a host of Europe’s other top clubs, with all of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, Real Madrid and more having been touted as potential destinations in the past.
However, it is Real who have long been named as the side expressing the most genuine interest in the Bayern man’s signature, with the board at the Bernabeu reportedly becoming increasingly frustrated by the performances of current first-choice centre-forward Karim Benzema.
Rumours linking Lewandowski with a move to the Bernabeu have picked up major pace over the last couple of months, with several outlets claiming that the Pole has made clear his desire to join the European champions.
And, in a huge update courtesy of Mundo Deportivo last month, it was sensationally claimed that Lewy and Real had agreed to terms on a contract regarding a summer switch to the Spanish capital.
However, crucially, the report added that Real were yet to reach an agreement with Bayern.
Several follow-up reports in the German media have since challenged their Spanish counterparts, with the reliable Kicker having revealed two weeks ago that Bayern would not consider Lewandowski’s sale under any circumstances.
And, as per the aforementioned statement courtesy of Bayern themselves this afternoon, the Bavarians have moved to definitively put an end to the rumours surrounding their star goalscorer, utilising the latest comments of manager Jupp Heynckes:
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 2, 2018